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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:23 pm
Hey, on the sprayer you might want to check out Facebook Marketplace and filter for maybe within 20 miles or so..... Lot of cheap stuff around me turns over there now compared to Craigslist.....
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I don't do Facebook anything!

As far as the Heat pumps go that's what I have now on both of my properties.
Both are 20+ years old now and it's time to update and upgrade both are 4 ton units I am gonna go bigger.
Are electric bills in summer are outrageously hi! so hi I cant talk about it without getting ill.

I want to install Swamp coolers on both properties this next year as well some people don't like them But the one on my shop cools the 2400 sq foot shop nicely when temps get out of hand. I am also thinking about caving in and getting solar panels for both properties.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:09 am
You'll still pick up a huge jump in efficiency with newer heat pumps because of the change to the 410 refrigerant. Some of those systems are using their own solar panels to drive them. Swamp coolers are used a lot in large greenhouses around here in the summers.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:04 pm
Doright wrote:I am in the Market to buy an Airless Paint sprayer, Any one have suggestions?...So any way I thought I would ask you guys if you have any opinions on what a good machines to buy and which to stay away from? if you had any opinions at all?


Just get a Graco, I have purchased five of them over the last 25 years, if I need parts they are readily available.
Keep your sprayer clean (sound familiar?)
Go rent one first and have them show you how to cycle clear water through the unit to clean it.
Keep your sprayer clean (sound familiar?)
Talk to the rental place and see if they have any used units for sale.
Go down to your local paint jobber, Sherwin Williams, Kelly Moore etc (sound familiar?) and talk to them to see what they have. I have scored some killer deals while BSing with the counter guy.
Get extra tips.
Use canvas tarps, not plastic.
Back roll everything.
Behr is actually good paint, the people are hit and miss at HD as far as knowledge.
Don't waste your money on any of the Primer and Paint in one can stuff, use good primers.
Use good paint
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:56 am
Well I bit the bullet and bought a new machine a Graco X19.
I wanted to buy Paint as well But the guys at Home Depot Paint department didn't know anything about the Machines and even less about the Paint in their department!
I was blown away by their lack of knowledge! In fact I was so disturbed I plan to contact the store manager and corporate offices about it!
I am sure no one will care but it will make me feel better.

One of them telling me all the paint they have and sell is Latex then another one telling me all their paints are Acrylic and that they don't make Oil based paints any more.

I know at one time Home depot used to care about their employees knowledge when working in a department.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:08 am
The lack of knowledge on ANY type of paint/finish at almost any level is just the way it is now. Industrial concerns have cut back so much there aren't even rep.s floating around to keep you updated on pro products. Big box hardware stores just hire by sticking a mirror under their new hire's nose to see if he is breathing.... yep, you are qualified. So what would you like to stock and talk about sonny?
In my last 3 industrial inquiry talks I could not get past the secretarial people...... none of them returned calls to me either..,
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:27 am
I am on Behr web sight That leaves a lot to be desired as well!!!
Their color choice program SUCKS! Gonna look at other brands.
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